Diesels belong in anything they will fit in. There are no more "diesel" problems.Interesting. But not for me. Many years ago, a diesel fanatic friend talked me into buying a 1987 Mercedes diesel. Like the Delta 88 poster above, below 0F temperatures killed it and left me walking. That was enough for me. Never again. And there were other things I didn't like: maintenance was more expensive and fuel was messy, stinky and hard to find-- at least it was less expensive.
Diesel engines belong in trucks. I just don't see the benefit for cars anymore.
Back in the day, before the EPA declared war on diesels, they would get better mileage and last way longer than gas engines. The same EPA that is trying hard to kill diesels, forced manufacturers to vastly improve the gasoline engine for economy and low emissions. The benefit to the consumer has been better economy, power and longevity. Now that gas engines are so good, I just don't see the benefit of diesel.
There is a movement in Europe (long the bastion of diesel cars) to ban diesel engines completely. http://www.cheatsheet.com/automobiles/are-diesel-fuels-days-numbered.html/?a=viewall
IMHO electric and/or gas are the best choice for most folks.